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The Game Earns Best New Artist and Best Rap Video Nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Game has rocketed straight outta Compton and onto the MTV Video Music Awards, earning a pair of 2005 VMA nominations, it was announced this week. The Game was nominated as Best New Artist for "Dreams" and for Best Rap Video for "Hate It Or Love It" (featuring 50 Cent). The VMAs will be broadcast on MTV at 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, from Miami.

The intimate, biographical "Dreams" was directed by Phillip Atwell (Eminem, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre). "Hate It Or Love It" was helmed by the directing collective The Saline Project (Eminem, The Roots, The Cure, The Hives).

"It's nice to see hard work and determination pay off with the nominations, but a win would be the icing on the cake," comments Game.

"Dreams" and "Hate It Or Love It" were both heard on The Game's debut album, "The Documentary" (Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope), released January 18, 2005. Currently officially certified double platinum (4x Platinum worldwide), "The Documentary" charted in Billboard at #1 Pop and #1 R&B/Hip-Hop. "Hate It Or Love It" went gold and reached #2 Pop and #1 Rap. Another track, "How We Do," is platinum after charting #4 Pop, #2 R&B/Hip-Hop and #2 Rap.

Source: Interscope Records

CONTACT: Greg Miller of Interscope Records, +1-310-865-7632

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